Three Larimer County businessmen were killed last Friday in a
twin-engine plane crash that took off from Fort Collins/ Loveland
Airport around noon.
The plane, piloted by Leo J. Schuster, of Loveland, crashed into
the English Ranch subdivision in southeast Fort Collins shortly
Schuster, 50, was accompanied by two Fort Collins residents,
Scott Nelson, 38, and Bill Neal, 58.
The three men were on their way to the Des Moines Register’s
Great Annual Bike Ride Across Iowa. A fourth friend, Mark Haenny of
Loveland decided to drive to the race instead of fly.
Investigators are still attempting to discover the cause of the
crash. According to the FAA, Schuster had a spotless flying record.
The plane has been involved in four prior accidents since it was
built in 1986 resulting in no injuries and only minor damage to the